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Düsseldorf ,Germany
Books, Paper, Printing, Graphic Design
Organizer :
Messe Dusseldorf GmbH
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4 years

Drupa and Covid-19

Organisers of drupa 2021 have made the difficult decision to cancel the live edition. The event will instead take place as a virtual one. The physical event will take over the dates from May 28th 2024 until June 7th 2024.  Messe Düsseldorf will put in place strict Covid-19 prevention measures to ensure the safety of attendees. Among the implemented safety measures will be a 3G entry policy. Attendees must show negative test results, immunisation passports, or proof of recovery before entering the venue. They must uphold a social distance of 1.5 meters at all times.


Print media continues to grow and change to compete with demands for sustainability and the new challenges posed by the popularity of the digital media industry. The one stage where exhibitors can influence trends and drum up business is at Drupa, which is the international exhibition that’s dedicated to advancements in processing technology. Visitors enjoy the full spectrum of cutting edge solutions for functional printing, packaging production, multichannel printing, green printing and 3D printing.


  • Functional printing
  • Packaging production
  • Multichannel printing
  • 3D printing
  • Green printing 


Editions are held in Düsseldorf, Germany every four years, which fall on even years. Trade visitors and members of the public are admitted. Messe Düsseldorf GmbH is the official organiser and host venue. Programming lasts for eleven days, and opening hours for the first nine days are from 10:00 am until 18:00 pm. The last days wrap up one hour earlier at 17:00 pm.

Audience and statistics

Drupa has always served as a major procurement platform, and it’s proven that half of the buyers that attend do so with the intention to make long-term investments. Exhibitors are also capable of diversifying their revenue streams as visitors represent a variety of industries – consumer and luxury goods, cosmetics, banking, and security technology. Innovation is the second component that has contributed to the event’s success. DRUPA Hot Spots and dna - drupa next age are two of the special shows that reveal the next generation of technology.

Affordable hotel rooms near Düsseldorf, Germany

You don’t want to miss this, so book your hotels for Drupa as early as today through Trade Fair Trips Ltd. We work with hotels across the entire price spectrum in Düsseldorf, Germany. This allows you to land affordable hotels close to Messe Düsseldorf in no time. After you’re done with your hotel stay, have Trade Fair Trips ltd handle your fair booth installation. We can also book your meeting facilities!

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How to get to Drupa
On foot
On foot:

from Dusseldorf Hbf is 1h 30 min walk or 30 min with a bicycle 

1h 5 min with a walk or 25 min with a bike

By car
By car:

from Dusseldorf Hauptbahnhof the ride will take you 30 min (~9 km)

from the airport there are only 15 to 20 min (~9km)

By public transport
By public transport:

From the Dusseldorf Central Station U-Bahn Nr U78 will get you there for 26 min

From Dusseldorf International Airport to Messeplatz you need to change transport with either of this 3 options:

 - From Airpot Terminals A/B/C: 6 stops with Bus 760 to Freiligrathplatz and then U78 to MERKUR SPIEL-ARENA/Messe Nord and within 7 min walking distance you will reach the Messe*
 - SB51 from Flughafen Terminal A/B/C to Theodor-Heuss-Brücke and then with U78 to MERKUR SPIEL-ARENA/Messe Nord and within walking distance you will reach the Messe*
 - from Terminals A/B/C take bus 721 for 6 stops to 'Am Hain', transfer to bus 722 for another 4 stops to Messe Congress Center and within walking distance you will reach the Messe*

* every choice will take you from 30 to 40 min

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